Artisan Aviation

Artisan Flying Club is a group of general aviation pilots in upstate New York sharing a common interest in flying – for business, for charity, for family travel, for pilot training, and for fun.  If you’re a pilot, or would like to become a pilot, we invite you to learn about Artisan Flying Club and consider joining us.

Artisan Flying Club owns three well equipped Piper aircraft that are based at the Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC).  We keep our planes in their own individual T-hangers year round, which means no shoveling snow off the wings in the winter, and no overheated cabins in the summer.  All of our airplanes have cabin heaters and telephone remote-controlled electric engine pre-heaters for convenient winter operations.

Our membership is small by flying club standards.  We average four to five members per airplane.  As a result, there is almost always an airplane available for your flight, even on short notice.  Our members own the airplanes, so there are no minimum daily charges for extended trips. Aircraft are available for extended trips.  Members may book aircraft for long weekends or extended trips without additional costs or daily minimums.

Our membership is varied, but we share the same values when it comes to owning and operating an airplane.  Our aircraft are exceptionally well maintained.  Our members take pride in their flying skills and continuous training.  Our members fly on average about 60 hours each per year – well above the national average for private pilots.  Artisan encourages and invites pilots who love flying and are serious about it.

Artisan is a flying club organized by pilots who have owned an airplane and understand the benefit of sharing the responsibilities and hidden costs of airplane ownership, both in time and money.  Many Artisan Flying Club members have owned their own aircraft, and we find that Artisan gives us the benefits of private airplane ownership while substantially reducing our individual costs and time commitments.

Artisan Flying Club is also an excellent club for pilots who are training to complete their private pilot ratings and continue their training through an instrument, commercial, flight instructor and ATP ratings.  Artisan pilots engaged in flight training enjoy the benefits of well equipped airplanes that are available to suit their schedule.  Artisan Flying Club encourages members to obtain advanced flight training, and members engaged in regular training receive special consideration for aircraft scheduling.  Club members fly either with instructors who are members of the Club, or other local instructors qualified to teach in Club aircraft.

Explore more of the Artisan Flying Club web site and learn more about Artisan Flying Club and what we have to offer.  Then contact us, attend a monthly club meeting, and arrange to tour our facilities and our aircraft.  We have a lot to offer the general aviation pilot in upstate New York, and we’re happy to share it with you.